The Wood County Humane Society exists in order to bring about the best possible treatment and quality of life for all animals in Wood County.
Each year, the Wood County Humane Society takes in an average of 1,000 animals. Most of those animals are stray cats, owner surrenders (cats and dogs), or cruelty or neglect cases (from fish to horses and everything in between!). On average, there are about 50 little faces at the shelter that are available for adoption and awaiting homes.
Please fill out a cat or dog survey in addition to our adoption questionnaire and submit with your driver's license/state ID.
* Due to the time it takes to process surveys, questionnaires, talk with adopters, and complete adoptions, adoptions are processed and completed from the time we open until a half hour before close.
* Adopters must be eighteen (18) years of age, and we would love to meet all family members or room mates prior to adoption. This allows family members and room mates to ask questions and participate in the adoption as well. We will also need a copy of your photo ID to process your survey and questionnaire.
* If you rent an apartment, house, live in a trailer park, or are under a land contract, we strongly encourage you to have a conversation about wanting to adopt a pet with your landlord first, so they are aware, and can grant permission if they have pet restrictions, and so you are aware of any fees that are associated in bringing home your new pet.
* The adoption process, from start to finish, generally takes about 30 minutes, it could be longer, depending upon how many visitors and other adoptions are going on during our adoption hours.
* We cannot guarantee breed, estimated size of puppies when full grown, or any other statements made on the website, at visits, or at our adoption events about our animals.
* Adoptions are completed on a first come, first approved basis.
* All of our pets have been spayed or neutered, receive core vaccines appropriate to their age, tested for heart worm and current on prevention in dogs, tested for FIV/FeLV in cats, received an initial de-worming and flea prevention, and a free physical exam to local participating veterinary offices. All of our pets are also microchipped prior to adoption.
*If you are adopting a cat, please bring a carrier to safely transport your new friend home, and if you are adopting a dog, please bring a collar and a leash. Carriers, collars, and leashes are available for a donation at our shelter.